Agenda for IP Committee Meeting this Saturday at 9:30 am

The next IP committee meeting will be thus Saturday, September 2 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. during the Business Law Section’s Annual Labor Day Retreat.  Here is a link to download the agenda:  2017 Labor Day Retreat – IP Commitee Agenda

For those who can’t attend in person, the call-in info for the committee meeting (and roundtable) is:

Dial-in Number: 1-888-376-5050 / PIN: 8670236698.

This is a meeting you will not want to miss, as the committee will be hosting a Federal Judicial CLE Q&A with Judges Donald M. Middlebrooks and Judge William Matthewman, both from the Southern District of Florida, about litigating IP cases.  Judge Middlebrooks is a U.S. District Court Judge and Judge Matthewman is a U.S. Magistrate Judge.

Here are the minutes from the Annual Meeting:  2017 Annual Meeting

We hope to see you there.


9th Annual Symposium Steering Committee Kickoff Meeting – next Monday (8/7/2017) at 3:00 pm


It’s time to start preparing for the 9th Annual IP Symposium

Joining the Steering Committee is a great way to get more involved in the section, meet other IP attorneys, and, provided you qualify as an active member through meeting attendance and task completion, you can qualify for a complimentary registration for the Symposium.

The first call-in meeting is next Monday August 7, 2016 at 3 PM. All who want to volunteer and participate are welcome to attend!

The call-in information is as follows:

Dial In – (641) 715-3580
Access Code: 711739

The first order of business will be to select a date for the Symposium, taking into account conflicting events, such as school Spring Break schedules, other IP bar events, and holidays. In light of the currently known conflicting events, we are considering either March 8-9 or April 12-13.  A calendar of all conflicting events can be found here:

After the kickoff meeting, the Steering Committee will meet by phone every other Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

I look forward to your participation and insight!

Jim Matulis /


Tomorrow’s (6/22) IP Committee Meeting During Florida Bar Annual Convention

The next meeting of the IP Committee will be on June 22 from 10:00-11:50 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom C in conjunction with the Florida Bar’s 67th Annual Florida Bar Convention.

Attached are links to the IP Committee Meeting Agenda for 2017 Annual Meeting and the Minutes of the March 29, 2017 Symposium Meeting.

We hope to see you there, but if you can’t attend in person, the call-in information is below:

Dial-in 1-888-376-5050

PIN: 8670236698


Save that Date – June 22 — Federal Judicial Roundtable – Boca Raton

The Federal Court Practice Committee presents the 2017 Federal Judicial RoundTable on Thursday, June 22 from 2:15 – 6:00 pm,  The RoundTable will explore cutting-edge legal ethics relating to technology and the practice of law, and is being held in conjunction with the Florida Bar Annual Convention.  More than 30 federal judges are expected.

Space is limited.  You can attend the 2017 Federal Judicial RoundTable without paying convention registration, but you MUST pre‐register.  Here is a link to the Bar’s webpage for the Annual Convention, and attached are brochures for the Convention Schedule and the Seminar Overview,

Register online to attend the Annual Convention using the MyFloridaBar Members Portal , including choosing your the registration option of choice –   “Full Registration with CLE, Luncheons and Events” or “Reduced Fee/Comp CLE Registration with Luncheons and Special Events”. For instructions on how to register,  and an explanation of the differences between the two registration options, click here.

Attached is the 2017 Federal Judicial Roundtable – 2520 Brochure.

We hope to see you there.

Deposition Boot Camp: Basic to Advanced May 19 in Orlando

The Florida Bar Bankruptcy/UCC Committee is holding a Deposition Boot Camp Seminar on Friday, May 19 in Orlando.  The seminar will cover general deposition topics and will provide practical deposition tips for all litigators.

The registration brochure is attached here and you can register to attend here.

Please make plans to attend this excellent program.

Kimra Major-Morris, IP Committee Chair


8th Annual IP Symposium – Starts Two Weeks from Today!

With a great group of speakers presenting on topics that are relevant to your practice, you won’t want to miss the 8th Annual IP Symposium on March 30-31 at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale!

Getting 12.5 CLE hours, including 1.0 hours for Technology, is just icing on the IP cake!

To reserve one of the limited number of rooms, call the Sonesta directly at (954) 315-1460 and use the code 0329FLABAR

A Special Thank You to Our Symposium Sponsors, Keegan & Donato Consulting LLC, Cozen O’Connor and Cherry Bekaert LLP

See you there!